Sunday, October 12, 2008

Promotion: The Dracula Dossier




The Dracula Dossier
By:James Reese
His Website
Browse Inside The Dracular Dossier Before You Buy!
We should be having a contest to win a copy of this book very soon, so keep a lookout if you are interested!

Hello to you readers of Shooting Stars Mag, and thanks to Lauren for the invitation to tell you all a bit about my new novel, THE DRACULA DOSSIER. It may be just the sort of book you’re looking for as Halloween approaches…

THE DRACULA DOSSIER imagines a dramatic clash between Jack the Ripper and Bram Stoker, one that would later inspire Stoker to write the classic horror novel, Dracula.

Stalled in his writing career and overwhelmed by his charismatic, successful boss -- the renowned actor, Sir Henry Irving -- Bram Stoker returns to London in the summer of 1888 determined to turn his life around.
Late one night, Stoker decides to take a stroll through the streets of Whitechapel, an impoverished district known for its many “bang-tails,” or prostitutes, as well as the citizenry crowding its dark alleys. There, amid the shadows, he spies a familiar figure: a man very much resembling a quack American “doctor” of his acquaintance. But before Stoker can be certain, the man disappears.
Little does the writer know that just a few steps away, the crime spree of the century has begun. When Stoker finds himself under suspicion, he enlists some of his illustrious friends -- including Walt Whitman, Lady Jane Wilde (mother of Oscar), and the famed novelist Thomas Henry Hall Caine -- in clearing his name. Stoker and friends must prove that the elusive American, Francis Tumblety, is the same man terrorizing London as Jack the Ripper. Or, failing that, they must somehow stop Tumblety themselves.

"The Dracula Dossier is as powerful in its imagination as it is in its dedication to historical detail and social reflection. But what's more is that it’s a damn good thriller. James Reese creates a world here that had me mesmerized from chapter one. With Bram Stoker and Jack the Ripper along for the ride, you can't go wrong with this book."
—Michael Connelly

"It's marvelous to have one so eloquent exploring and transcending the gothic genre."
—Anne Rice

17 comments:

Carol said...

I love vampire books so I think that it's very likely I'll try to read this book. It looks great!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Carol: It's not a vampire story, just has a vampire author as the main character. You should still check it out though. I think it looks amazing.

-Lauren

Diana Dang said...

Oh my god, when I looked at the cover first thing I was like "There got to be a reference to Jack the Ripper" and there is! Lol, the reason is so because I just presented my speech a couple of days ago on Jack the Ripper. Ah, the coincidence.

Alea said...

When I was in London a few years ago I went on a Jack the Ripper tour, very interesting stuff!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Diana: That is a coincidence! The whole Jack the Ripper thing is quite intriguing.

Alea: Definitely! How was the tour? Creepy at all?

-Lauren

Alea said...

It was a little creepy. They made sure it happened at night! It was really interesting to think where we were walking was where all this awfulness took place. One of the possible Jack the Rippers was an artist so it was interesting to look at his creepy painting in one of the museums after we heard about it we made sure to go and figure out which it was. I think mysteries like this are especially creepy because they don't know who the killer was! Just like the Zodiac killer!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Alea: it definitely makes it creepier not knowing who it was...must have been awful during the time.
Oh gosh, a tour at night. I figured..I think I've heard about it before. I'm not sure I could stand it! I'd be so freaked.

Lauren

Alea said...

It would have been creepier if it was a smaller tour but it was pretty large and I was with several friends. It was a sort of exciting/good creepy!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Alea: true true. the bigger the crowd, the better. Being with friends would definitely make it a little less creepy, and a little more fun!

Lauren

SAH said...

Sounds good.

pepsivanilla said...

What an awesome concept! This book sounds great :)

keri mikulski :) said...

Great book for October. :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sah: I think so as well!

pepsivanilla: glad you think so! keep it in mind for a future read.

keri: perfect for october! :)


lauren

Luanne said...

Ohh I've been wanting to read this!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

luanne: me too! keep a lookout for the contest soon...if you don't win, definitely think about picking up a copy when you can.

-lauren

Diana Dang said...

While researching, it was so eerie how Jack was never caught. I would love to go on the tour! Heck, I would love to go anywhere at this point! School is just a pain.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

diana: I know how you feel...I'd love to get out of here and do something interesting!
It's insane how he was never caught. I would hate to have lived during that time!

-Lauren